Posted on

How to Pronounce Blow: Learn how to pronounce Blow in English correctly

Learn how to say Blow correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word blow:

verb (past blew /bluː/; past participle blown /bləʊn/)
1 [no object] (of wind) move creating an air current:
a cold breeze was blowing in off the sea
[with object and adverbial of direction] (of wind) cause (something) to move; propel:
a gust of wind blew a cloud of smoke into his face
the spire was blown down during a gale
[no object, with adverbial of direction] be carried, driven, or moved by the wind or an air current:
it was so windy that the tent nearly blew away
cotton curtains blowing in the breeze
North American informal leave:
I’d better blow
2 [no object] (of a person) expel air through pursed lips:
Willie took a deep breath, and blew
he blew on his tea to cool it
[with object] use one’s breath to propel (something):
he blew cigar smoke in her face
breathe hard; pant:
Uncle Albert was soon puffing and blowing
(as adjective blown) out of breath; panting:
an exhausted, blown horse
[with object] force air through the mouth into (an instrument) in order to make a sound:
the umpire blew his whistle
(of an instrument) make a sound when air is forced into it:
police whistles blew
[with object] sound (the horn of a vehicle):
angry motorists blew their horns
informal play jazz or rock music in an unrestrained style:
it took him maybe five choruses to warm up, but then he could really blow
[with object] force air through a tube into (molten glass) in order to create an artefact:
factory showrooms where you can see glass being blown and painted
[with object] remove the contents of (an egg) by forcing air through it:
teaching children to blow an egg by placing holes in either end with a pin
(of a whale) eject air and vapour through the blowhole.
3 [with object and adverbial of direction] (of an explosion or explosive device) displace violently or send flying:
the blast had blown the windows out of the van
[no object] (of a vehicle tyre) burst suddenly while the vehicle is in motion:
a rear tyre had blown
burst or cause to burst due to pressure or overheating:
[no object]:
the engines sounded as if their exhausts had blown
(with reference to an electric circuit) burn out through overloading:
[no object]:
the fuse had blown
[with object]:
the floodlights blew a fuse
4 [with object] informal spend recklessly:
they blew £100,000 in just eighteen months
5 [with object] informal completely bungle (an opportunity):
he’d been given a second chance and he’d blown it
they blew a 4-2 lead
expose (a stratagem):
a man whose cover was blown
6 (past participle blowed) [with object] British informal damn:
[as imperative]:
‘Well, blow me’, he said, ‘I never knew that.’
[with clause]:
I’m blowed if I want to see him again
7 [with object] vulgar slang perform fellatio on (a man).
8 [with object] (of flies) lay eggs in or on (something).
noun
1 [in singular] a strong wind:
we’re in for a bit of a blow
an act of getting some fresh air:
I’ll go down to the sea and get a blow before supper
2an act of blowing an instrument:
a number of blows on the whistle
informal a spell of playing jazz or rock music.
an act of blowing one’s nose:
give your nose a good blow
(in steel-making) an act of sending an air or oxygen blast through molten metal in a converter.
3 [mass noun] informal cannabis or cocaine.